Amtrak passengers arrested with pot in Havre



HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A routine check of the passenger list on an Amtrak train led to two arrests at a stop in north-central Montana and the discovery of two duffel bags containing five pounds of marijuana.

Pete Federspiel with the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force says agents learned Chaidon Kang and Sitha Puth were traveling from their homes in Tacoma, Wash., to Minneapolis, where Puth had an outstanding warrant.

The task force met the two when the train stopped in Havre on Friday and arrested Puth on a probation violation.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted to the compartment Puth and Kang had been in and officers seized the duffel bags.

The Havre Daily News ( ) reports both remained jailed Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and immigration charges.


Information from: Havre Daily News,